soprano recorder Stephan Blezinger Ganassi, 442 Hz, maple

Sylvestro Ganassi describes in his 1535 Venice published work „La Fontegara“, which is  a course book about diminution, how he accomplished to expanding the common pitch range of a recorder up to 1 ½ octaves through a special fingering. It is debated whether he referred to a certain recorder type.
Only a few conserved insturments form this time allow through their construction, to play more than just single tunes of the „Ganassi-fingering“, the most well-known of those is an alto recorder in the art-history museum of Vienna. Reconstructions of this instrument allow a relatively easy pitch range of over 2 octaves.
Characteristic for this recorder design is the cylindrical internal bore with a wide expansive bell at the lower end. They have a powerful, robust sound, which becomes especially clear and radiant in its heights.

This fine handmade early-baroque soprano recorder- also called Ganassi recorder- in a= 442 Hz is made of maple. For maintenance and to conserve the beautiful sound it is necessary to regularly oil the recorder.


  • Included in the scope of delivery is a handstitched fabric pocket with Löbner-maintenance kit and playing-in-guide

  • every recorder is tested thoroughly of its tuning, response and sound


for every here purchased instrument we grant a 2 year warranty starting with purchased date

Product.Nr. Ble44
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incl. 19 % VAT

EUR 1.890,00